morning announcements, Friday, october 25, 2019

Morning Announcements
Friday, October 25, 2019

Please stand for our morning prayer.

We remember that we are in the presence of God.

Let us pray together as a school community in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

During these days, Lord, we are praying for increased respect for life. For those on death row whose life is scheduled for destruction and who suffer for long years with guilt and shame for some evil they have done, that they discover your goodness within themselves. Guide those responsible for the criminal justice system to end the death penalty, which robs them of the life you have given them and of the time they need to repent and seek forgiveness.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Saint Stanislaus, pray for us.

Will everyone please join me as we recite together the Pledge of Allegiance.

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

Please remain standing until the dress and grooming check have been completed.

Athletic Events
Tomorrow the swim team will be swim the State Meet in Tupelo.
The junior varsity and varsity soccer teams will play in the Gulfport Jamboree at 11:00 AM and 12:00 PM. The varsity soccer team will also play in the West Harrison Jamboree at 5:00 PM.
The junior varsity and varsity basketball team will play in the Hancock Jamboree at 11:45 AM.
This weekend the sailing team will participate in the Hospitality Regatta at the Jackson Yacht Club.

Athletic Results
Congratulations to the varsity football Rocks for their huge victory over Vancleave last night, 49 to 7.

Your Rock-A-Chaw cross country team won the division 8-4A title last night at George County. This is the team’s first division title since 2016. Now, in cross country, low score wins… Your Rocks beat Pass High 21 to 56, beating Vancleave and Bay High in the process. Most of the team members posted season best times. Special congratulations to Keegan Leverett for winning the division 8-4A individual title. The team will travel to Clinton next Saturday to compete for the State championship.

Service Hour Opportunity
The Diamondhead Lions Club is hosting its fifth annual “Walk for Sight” on Saturday, November 2nd. Any student who signs up to walk will receive 4 service hours. Two additional hours will be given to any student who arrives early to help set up or stays late to help clean up. Please stop by Mr. Blackburn’s office to pick up a registration form if you are interested.

Hancock Youth Leadership
HYLA applications for both junior high and high school programs are due on Monday, October 28th. Junior high applications may be turned in to Mrs. Jennifer Taylor. High school applications must be turned in to the Hancock Resource Center.

Student Council
Congratulations to the new Student Council 9th Grade Representative, Edward Dezendorf. Please see Mrs. Garrison in the library sometime today for details of the next Student Council meeting.

Please check the Activities Board for upcoming activities.

The lunch for today is shrimp bordelaise; or grilled cheese sandwich; or chicken taco salad.

Today is the birthday of 7th graders Christian Benzing and Mason Jacob, and 9th grader Fulton Ascherl. Happy birthday Christian, Mason, and Fulton! Have a great day. Saturday is the birthday of 9th grader Aiden Peckinpaugh and sophomore Mark DeRoche. Have a happy birthday on Saturday Aiden and Mark.

Quote of the Day
Today’s words of wisdom come from author and businesswoman Sarah Jakes Roberts, who says, “Being kind to everyone costs you nothing. Being rude to the wrong person could cost you everything. Be careful how you treat people; especially the ones you think you don’t need.”

Thanks for your attention. Ametur Cor Jesu!